Washington, DC – Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting the U.S. from making payments to families whose children were kidnapped or stolen by the United States Government, specifically as part of the previous President’s “zero tolerance” policy to deter asylum seekers from seeking asylum. This… Continue »

“We have a responsibility to repair the damage done and to ensure it never happens again” Washington, DC – With family separation back in the news and Republicans trying to whitewash and defend the policy, two powerful columns remind us of the horrors committed by former President Trump and his White House advisor Stephen Miller… Continue »

Washington, DC –  The discord between harsh reality and Republicans’ cruel theater was on full display yesterday. A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General was made public which uncovered fresh evidence of the depravity and deceit of the Trump administration. It detailed shocking conduct from 2017-2018 of Trump’s border officials forcibly separating… Continue »

A recording of the call can be found here. Washington, DC – Lawyers representing family members who were reunited this week joined a press call with advocates and experts to review this remarkable week that saw the first four families separated by President Trump’s policies reunited in the U.S. It clearly marks a sharp break… Continue »

It once seemed practically impossible that hundreds of families separated during the prior administration could be reunited once again. In the midst of cruel, anti-immigrant rhetoric, a “Zero Tolerance” policy at the border and, above all, a White House overrun by xenophobia for four long years, the hope that immigrant fathers and mothers would see… Continue »

Biden-Harris Begin Undoing Damage Caused By Trump and Stephen Miller Washington, DC – This week, families that were cruelly torn apart by the Trump administration’s disgraceful family separation policy are finally being reunited. Children and parents who haven’t seen each other in years have finally been able to embrace their loved ones and the reunions… Continue »

Parecía prácticamente imposible que cientos de familias separadas durante el gobierno anterior se pudieran reunir de nuevo alguna vez. En medio de una cruel retórica antiinmigrante, de una política de “tolerancia cero” en la frontera y, sobre todo, de una Casa Blanca tomada por la xenofobia durante cuatro largos años, la esperanza de que padres… Continue »

Washington, DC — President Biden’s administration is making progress in cleaning up the mess left by the Trump administration’s neglect, mismanagement and cruelty. This week, the world is watching as families are reunited for the first time since they were separated under Trump’s disgraceful family separation policy. And now, we are seeing the number of… Continue »

Because of the incredible work from the groups Al Otro Lado, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, and Families Belong Together, Sandra Ortíz and Bryan Chávez were reunited yesterday after spending three long years separated due to Trump’s zero tolerance policy.  Although the significance of seeing this family’s reunification cannot be overstated, it still comes with the… Continue »

Trump took a wrecking ball to our broken immigration system; Biden has begun the formidable job of unwinding the cruelty and building anew   The Biden administration is making progress – reunifying families ripped apart by the Trump administration, better managing the arrival of unaccompanied minors at the border, and unwinding the border wall project.… Continue »